Hagar ElDidi (IFPRI-Egypt) & Alejandro Nin-Pratt (IFPRI) Economic transformation is the reallocation of economic activity across the three broad sectors (agriculture, manufacturing, and services) that accompanies the process of modern economic growth. As labor and other resources move from agriculture into more productive activities, overall productivity rises and incomes expand. The process of economic transformation […]
By: Hoda El-Enbaby, Olivier Ecker and Jef Leroy Maximizing agriculture’s contribution to improving rural household income and food security has been the main goal of many development programs and policies in developing countries for decades. More recently, interventions in agriculture have increasingly aimed at achieving additional development outcomes such as improving nutrition and health among […]
Fatma Abdelaziz and Yasmine Mandour- Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI. The conventional development thinking is to provide countries with what they lack, such as financial resources and sound institutions. A more viable and sustainable approach often is to build on and enhance existing strengths. As the new Egypt is on mission to foster job-creating […]
Egypt faces two nutritional challenges. The first is the “growth-nutrition disconnect.” High economic growth has not been accompanied by reduction in chronic child malnutrition, at least throughout the 2000s. Instead, the prevalence of child stunting increased during this decade—an atypical trend for a country outside wartime. The second challenge is the simultaneous presence of chronic undernutrition and overnutrition (due to excess consumption of calories).
The availability of comprehensive and coherent socio-economic data is an essential requirement for the development, implementation, and assessment of any national strategic plan, like Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030. Social accounting matrices (SAMs) combine many datasets produced by statistical agencies and national institutions – such as Central Banks and Ministries of Finance and Agriculture – […]